Like most people, I spend entirely too much time—and money—on Amazon. So many things! Such cheap prices! And while I appreciate both of those things (having options + saving money = happy me), sometimes it can be overwhelming to sift through all of the pages and pages of what appear to be great products and even better deals.
To help you out, we’ve scoured Amazon’s best-sellers list and narrowed it down to 28 of the things everyone is buying that either we’ve tested or that have gotten thousands of five-star reviews. Add to cart, anyone?
1. This best-selling Instant Pot
There’s a reason we write about the Instant Pot over and over and over again—it’s just that good. But which model is the best? While our experts recommend the Ultra 10-in-1, the number one Instant Pot on Amazon right now is the Duo. One of our editors uses it and says that aside from an oven, it’s arguably the only kitchen gadget you need. After all, it’s super speedy at whipping up delicious dishes and can do everything from pressure cook to slow cook to steam (and more!).
2. This expert-approved device for streaming your favorite shows
If your Friday night plans commonly start with ‘N’ and end with ‘etflix,’ you’ll need a good media streaming device in your life. Our experts tested a bunch and found the Roku Streaming Stick+ to be the best value. It’s just as fast as the full-sized Roku and is compatible with both 4K and HDR.
3. The number one Kindle
Just when you thought the Kindle couldn’t get any better, the Kindle Paperwhite arrived. It’s our favorite Kindle yet for so many reasons—it’s waterproof (hooray!), has 24 levels of illumination so you can literally read anytime, anywhere, and has the most storage space for all of your reading and audiobook-listening pleasure.
4. These incredibly comfortable leggings
There are hundreds (maybe thousands!) of athletic leggings out there—but which ones are the best? According to 11,000+ reviewers, it’s these under-$20 ones from Iuga, which have both pockets (!!) and a flattering high waist. One person even said that they’re the only leggings they buy now and that they fit like a second skin.
5. This all-natural hand soap for sensitive skin
If you want to stay healthy all year round (i.e. avoid getting sick), experts still say the best first step is to simply wash your hands regularly. And this liquid hand soap, with over 5,000 reviews, will help you do just that. People like that it’s made with essential oils and natural ingredients (no harmful chemicals here!) and that it’s moisturizing and gentle on even the most sensitive of skin.
6. This adorable mini waffle maker
The only thing better than waffles is mini waffles (so cute! so photo-worthy! so fast!). You can make your own with the Dash Mini Maker, which has nearly 22,000 reviews on Amazon. Brunch enthusiasts rave that it heats up quickly and is easy to use and, most importantly, has a nonstick surface that’s actually nonstick. I.e. cleaning up afterwards is a breeze.
7. Our favorite smart speaker
If you don’t yet have a smart speaker—or want to upgrade your existing one—we 10/10 recommend the 3rd Generation Amazon Echo. With Dolby audio and far-field voice recognition, not only does it have amazing sound quality but you can also talk to Alexa from any room in your house. I.e. your life is about to get a whole lot easier.
8. This hair dryer brush everyone is obsessed with
The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is a beauty game-changer. Just take it from the 13,000+ reviewers who gave it five stars—or from our own beauty editor who loves the brush so much, she wrote a love letter to it. She says that the brush—which she calls magic—cut her hairstyling time in half and gave her the shiny, soft locks of her dreams.
9. This bathroom must-have
No one wants to be that person at the office. You know, the one who leaves the bathroom smelling less than fragrant. Yuck. That’s why so many people love Poo-Pourri—they say that just a spritz of it before you go #2 helps eliminate unpleasant odors (it’s made with essential oils) before they even begin. It also comes in a variety of fresh scents, from lavender vanilla to pumpkin chai.
10. This top-rated kitchen scale
Whether you’re an avid baker or someone—like me—who measures and tracks their daily food, a kitchen scale is a must. I own this Etekcity one, which also happens to be the number one best-selling food scale on Amazon. I like that it’s lightweight and compact (yet can hold up to 11 pounds) and that it has an easy-to-use tare button so I can measure things accurately in a container or on a plate.
Trying to achieve perfect eyebrows can feel impossible. But thousands of people on Amazon swear that this tiny tool helps. They like that it can be used for shaping and shaving and that it painlessly removes stray hairs (including that dreaded peach fuzz on your face!). Plus, it’s portable so you can tote it around in case of emergency touch-ups.
12. This genius product to prevent clogged drains
Fact: There is nothing more disgusting than unclogging a shower drain (what even is that slimy, hair-covered gunk that comes out?!). Fortunately, with the Tubshroom, you may never have to do that dreaded task again. According to its nearly 30,000 reviews, the brilliant drain accessory slips easy into your drain and effectively traps things from going down it, preventing it from getting clogged.
13. This tablet every kid needs
Giving your child your very expensive, very not kid-friendly iPad isn’t the smartest idea. Instead, snag our experts’ favorite kids tablet, which also happens to be one of the top sellers on Amazon. We like that the Fire 8 is easy to set up and use and that it’s stocked with tons of free content (i.e. it will keep your child entertained for hours). More importantly, there are plenty of parental controls to aid with safe browsing.
14. This crazy popular skincare product
Wrinkles, dark spots, acne, begone! Thousands of Amazon reviewers swear by this serum, which is packed with hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C, and jojoba oil for clearing and moisturizing skin. One person writes, “After spending hundreds of dollars trying to clear up my skin and find a routine that worked, this is my holy grail and I cannot go without it! It has significantly faded my acne scarring and helped my skin tone, as well as preventing any new acne.”
15. This portable ‘shaver’ for your clothes
Move over, lint roller—there’s a new fabric defuzzer in town. It comes in the form of this nifty battery-operated device, which essentially “shaves” your fabric, removing lint without damaging your clothes. It’s received a high rating for being easy to use and for leaving clothes and blankets looking fresh and clean—no stray lint to be found.
16. These oversized wipes for your bum
There are those of us who love toilet paper and those of us who hate it. If you fall into the latter category, these popular Dude Wipes might be your saving grace. With nearly 4,000 reviews, customers like that the wipes are 25 percent larger than your average wet wipe and that they get the job done yet are gentle on your skin (they’re made with vitamin E and aloe vera).
17. This face mask with a cult following
Yes, it’s one of the best-selling beauty products on Amazon ever and yes, it’s just as good as everyone says. Take it from one of our editors, who’s been using the Aztec Secret face mask for the last seven years and says it’s made a world of difference in clearing up her oily, acne-prone skin. That’s likely due to the fact that it’s made of 100% calcium bentonite clay, which is said to remove toxins and exfoliate your skin. Another perk? You can use it on your body and hair, too.
18. This silent coffee grinder
Behind every good cup of coffee is an even better coffee grinder. That’s because freshly-ground beans > everything. And not all grinders are created equal. This electric one is currently the best-selling one on Amazon because reviewers say it’s both incredibly efficient and incredibly quiet. Bonus: It can also be used to grind spices.
19. This blender/water bottle hybrid
Life before I got my Blender Bottle was a blur of poorly-mixed protein shakes and dehydration. Dramatic, maybe, but the Blender Bottle really is one of my favorite—and most-used—things. The lid is actually leak-proof (I can toss it in my bag without worrying about spills) and the little wire ball that’s included in each bottle blends all of my shakes perfectly and is super simple to clean (dishwasher-safe!).
20. This port so you can charge everything at once
Why settle for one USB port when you could have four? Now you can (and consequently, can finally charge all of your devices at the same time), thanks to this top-rated gadget. It has over 20,000 glowing reviews for being speedy, great quality, and compact so you can take it on the go.
21. This trendy kitchen appliance
The amount of eggs I eat each week is astonishing—and the amount of time I spend preparing said eggs, even more so. Basically, I could benefit from this wildly popular egg cooker. Our own experts put it to the test to find out if it’s worth the hype. Their verdict? Absolutely. It made nearly perfect eggs every time quickly and with very little mess.
22. This handheld milk frother for your coffee
If you love fancy Starbucks lattes but hate paying $6 every morning for them, this kitchen gadget could be your new best friend. Coffee-obsessed customers gush that it makes the creamiest, frothiest drinks and that it has a long battery life so you can use it numerous times before it has to recharge. Plus, this specific frother comes in so many fun colors!
23. This heavy-duty moisturizer
Dry skin is a (literal) pain to deal with. That’s why so many people are obsessed with this Cerave cream, which is the number one dermatologist recommended moisturizer brand. Reviewers praise the cream for hydrating their skin without leaving any residue and for being gentle on sensitive skin.
24. This straw that filters water as you drink
Is the Lifestraw something you’ll use every day? Probably not (unless you’re living in the apocalypse which, in that case, good luck). But is it something you will use when you’re hiking or camping? Its 15,000 fans say yes. After all, the tiny tube can filter bacteria and parasites out of even the dirtiest water to make it drinkable. People say it really does work as well as it claims and that it’s light weight and small size makes it perfectly portable.
25. This super speedy meat thermometer
Cooking meat at home—rather than spending lots of $$$ at a restaurant—is great. But _over_cooking—or worse, _under_cooking—meat at home? Not so much. Prevent that from happening with this meat thermometer. According to its nearly 20,000 reviewers, it’s incredibly fast (it will give you a reading in less than five seconds), accurate, and as easy to clean as it is to use.
26. These bands so you can work out at home
Sorry not sorry but not belonging to a gym is no longer an excuse for not exercising. With resistance bands like these highly-rated ones, you can get just as good of a workout at home. Reviewers like that this set comes with five different resistance levels (so they’re perfect for beginners and veterans alike) and that the material is durable and long-lasting (i.e. it doesn’t break or wear easily).
27. The best cast iron skillet
Chances are your grandma makes your favorite comfort food in a cast iron skillet. And chances are that she was right when she said everything tastes better cooked in cast iron. Of all the skillets we’ve tested, we (along with thousands of Amazon shoppers) like Lodge the best. The pans cook food evenly and are great quality so they’ll last for generations to come.
28. These sheets with over 83,000 reviews
What’s super soft, ridiculously comfortable, and great quality? These microfiber (and hypoallergenic!) sheets, according to more than 83,000 Amazon shoppers. People rave that they’re lightweight yet cozy, hold up well over time—i.e. little fading or ripping—and don’t wrinkle easily. One reviewer even said they’re hands-down the best sheets he’s ever bought.
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